The TWEED Fractured Classicks Series: Celebrating time-honored works— with a twist or on the rocks. The Series is a renegade showcase offering a fresh look at staples of American stage and screen. Irreverent casting (often cross-gendered) and frequent “one-night-only” surprise-scheduling add to the excitement, delirium and cult status of these popular and startling productions. Our roster of stars has included drag legend Charles Busch, Amy Sedaris, Lisa Kron, Justin Vivian Bond, Joey Arias, Varla Jean Merman, Tony Award winners Daisy Eagan and Jeff Whitty. Our staged reading of The Women at Town Hall was a particularly notorious production (our version was called Jungle Red). This was the first-ever production to blatantly fly in the face of the Claire Booth Luce Estate and cast men in the lead parts— despite specific instructions not to. Subsequently, TWEED presented CAGED at Town Hall starring Lily Tomlin, Isabella Rossellini, Joan Rivers, Jackie Hoffman, Lypsinka and others. 



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(Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)

May 21, 1995

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UNTITLED (The Women)


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 Blow Out Your Candles, Laura (The Glass Menagerie)

November 20, 1996

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Waa! Waa! (The Miracle Worker)

June 3, 1997


Jungle Red (The Women)

 A Benefit for God's Love We Deliver
December 1, 1997

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Lypsinka IS Harriet Craig! (Harriet Craig)

August - September, 1998

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Unnatural Acts (The Children's Hour)

September 1, 1998


The Bad Seedling (The Bad Seed)

September - October 1998


Imitation of Imitation of Life

January 27, 28, 29; February 3, 4, 5, 1999



A Benefit for God's Love We Deliver
February 19, 2001

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Suddenly This Summer (Suddenly Last Summer)

June 13, 2001


The Other Play About The Baby (Agnes of God)

June 25, 2001


Screen Door (Stage Door)

A Benefit for God's Love We Deliver
February 18, 2002

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This Is No Dream, This Is Really Happening! (Rosemary's Baby)

April 23, 2002

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Pig at a Hot Tin Trough (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)

September 18, 2003


The Mailman Always Comes Twice (The Postman Always Rings Twice)

November 6-24, 2002


Extra-Ordinary People (Ordinary People)

March 5, 2007


Posteriors (Interiors)

January 27, 2008

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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

October 8-9, 2012

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Pic-Up (Picnic)

September 18-20, 2009

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Summer & Tokes (Summer and Smoke)

August 4-5, 2011

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Raisinets in the Sunshine (A Raisin in the Sun)

September 17-18, 2012


A Patch of BLUR (A Patch of Blue)

October 18-21, 2012